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Speaking exclusively to Soccer Saturday, Pochettino says he will have a meeting with chairman Daniel Levy following his comments at a recent Tottenham Hotspur Supporters' Trust meeting that there is money earmarked for transfers this January.

"It [the break] was a good time for us because we are going to recover a few players, like Christian and Mousa Dembele", Pochettino told a news conference.

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen would prefer to sign an extended contract at the club and that should be music to the ears of fans. Again, this is who we think will start as opposed to who we believe should.

Spurs, in the process, became the first club in Premier League history not to make a pre-season signing which raised eyebrows among observers.

"It will be a tough month of competition for us", he said. 'It is so important to have almost all the squad fit to compete and give us options to rotate and share the games'.

"Sometimes you say the result was 2-1 or 3-0 or like this, but you say this team was better or need to improve or whatever".

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"We tried to sign and but we could not achieve what we need or what we want", he said. He is my boss, he is the owner of the club.

"I don't think Fabian thought very much about playing in a different league, from the beginning I was happy with his performances and we work every day of the week on how the other teams play, so it is not so odd for me". We have no regrets, we are happy.

"When we started the season with three games that we won and we were top of the table people were talking in a different way, [saying] "Oh how clever are Tottenham because they keep all the squad from last season".

"After we lost some games, all the alarms started to make a big impact in the perception".

Tottenham face a vital sequence of seven fixtures in 22 days - three tricky Premier League away games, a home clash at Wembley against Manchester City, another trip to West Ham in the Carabao Cup and a double-header with PSV Eindhoven which will define their European campaign. "Different types of club have the possibility to sign because it is so healthy, the financial [situation] in the Premier League".

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